Carolina Hurricanes forward Bryan Bickell has been cleared to make his return to the ice. The team made the announcement Thursday, along with the news that he’d been placed on waivers for an AHL assignment.

Bickell, 30, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November 2016 and has remained determined to continue his hockey career.

The veteran has been out of the lineup since Oct. 30, and played just seven games with Carolina this season since being acquired by the club last June.